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Re: amd64 running on Intel Celeron and Pentium? (was: [SECURITY] [DSA 5113-1] firefox-esr security update)

On 13.04.22 17:11, piorunz wrote:
> On 13/04/2022 15:57, Michael Stone wrote:
>> family 15 model 2 is northwood based. no amd64. the best option for that
>> one is to find a cheap second hand box with a CPU that's only 10 years
>> old instead of (literally) 20 years old and retire it; those old p4's
>> were really power hungry, and it shouldn't be hard to find a replacement
>> for a cost (maybe even free) that will pay for itself in electricity
>> savings alone.
> Ok. Yes indeed these CPUs are so old that I can give away better ones
> for free for this fellow Debian user if he is in my country.
> CPUs like that I sell on eBay from refurbished computers for almost
> zero, just as a hobby, to give it second life. Working on such machine
> is impossible apart from passive browsing and text typing.

If I would get an x64 CPU from a Linux pro, sure I would take it. Otherwise I would not recommend to just take any old hardware for exchange with my working one since not all of it was easily well supported by Linux these days, as far as I can remember.

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